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Burns today at Hall, Fadden and at Red Hill tomorrow

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Prescribed burns will take place at Mount Wanniassa and near Hall Cemetery today and at Canberra Nature Park, Red Hill, tomorrow, weather permitting, according to ACT Parks and Conservation Service. The 32-hectare Mount Wanniassa prescribed...Show More Summary

A nicer Nerriga Road trip to Nowra

6 days agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

While some people may enjoy the buzz of living within densely population metropolitan cities, there are definite benefits to being in Canberra and being able to head out into the country in a few minutes, rather than struggling down the crowded toll ways. A big attraction about having the time to travel the regions around Canberra [...]

Vigil to highlight Turnbull cuts to culture funding

Lobby group Fair Go for Canberra will stage a candlelight vigil on Thursday to highlight coalition funding cuts to national cultural institutions. The Unenlighten Festival will take place on the lawn between Questacon and the National Gallery at 6pm. The group claims the Turnbull government has cut $60 million in funding from our national cultural institutions, coming [...]

Suspicious grass fires in Kaleen and Tuggeranong

ACT Fire and Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service extinguished several grass fires at Kaleen and Tuggeranong on Tuesday. All fires appeared suspicious and will be handed over to police for investigation. Six units were called to four grass fires near Haydon Drive and Ginninderra Drive in Kaleen. Each of the fires covered an area of about 100 metre x [...]

Murder suspect under police guard at Canberra hospital

The man who allegedly bashed his former partner to death with a cricket bat at the weekend is under police guard at Canberra Hospital. Stephen Boyd, a suspect in the death of Tina Kontozis in her Bundeena home on Sunday, was transferred to the hospital on Tuesday morning. He received treatment for a broken jaw and injured neck sustained [...]

RiotVotes: Your city, your questions

In just over five months, Canberrans will go the polls to decide who will run the ACT for the next four years. We want to make sure that your questions about your city are answered before you vote, so we’ve decided to put your key concerns to each candidate, one electorate at a time, in the [...]

Best we forget?

As we continue with the anniversary of World War I in the media and particularly, yesterday, at the Australian War Memorial here in Canberra, I am at a loss to explain my feelings. My thesaurus doesn’t help. Nobody regards the events of 100 years ago as a celebration but we are reluctant to admit the [...]

Register for junior roller derby league

Junior roller derby registration days are on. Boys and girls aged 10-17 can join Varsity Derby League‘s newest roller derby team. You don’t need to know how to skate – we’ll teach you. Dates: Sunday 1 May / Sunday 8 May Time: 9-11 am Where: Queanbeyan High School, Surveyor St. See our website for full details.

Book launch: George Huitker – Big Life

[ 3 May 2016 at 6:00 pm; 3 May 2016 at 6:00 pm; ] When | 6pm Tuesday 3 May Where | Radford College Senior School. Big Life, published by Ginninderra Press, will be launched by Frank Fogliati, the principal 0f Black Mountain School, with some additional words by Radford Collegian, James Wanjura. Show More Summary

Median strip parking OK on Anzac Day but not for other events?

Every time there’s a blockbuster on at the NGA, or a major sporting event in Manuka,  and visitors can’t get a park, the NCA and ACT Government send in the parking inspectors and wreck the experience for visitors with a massive revenue-raising exercise. Interestingly, Dawn Service crowds seem to be exempted. Yesterday morning and for much [...]

Johnny Goode’s Leukaemia Foundation Fundraiser

[ 22 May 2016 at 10:00 am; ] Fundraiser for the Leukaemia Foundation NSW ALL WELCOME! Entertainment includes: - Music - Guest speaker from the Leukaemia Foundation - Jumping castle and face painting - Sausage sizzle and pancakes Gold...Show More Summary

Police seek witnesses to assault in Weston

Police are seeking witnesses to an assault near an underpass on Namatjira Drive in Weston. Three males and a female were walking near the underpass adjacent to McDonald’s restaurant at about 9pm on Saturday when they were approached from behind by two males. The two offenders assaulted the two males, causing serious facial injuries to both victims. The [...]

Royal Commission or ICAC

I was thinking about the Royal Commission into the construction unions recently and the current call for a Royal Commission into the banks and a couple of things struck me as relevant. Firstly, the Heydon Commission was a political animal designed to go after a particular union. Fess up, guys, you know that’s the truth. Sure [...]

Capital kitchen: Anzac biscuits recipe

Both Australia and New Zealand share the tradition of Anzac biscuits. During World War I the women left at home made biscuits to send to the soldiers overseas. These were called soldiers’ biscuits at first, but became known as Anzac biscuits after the Gallipoli landing in 1915. Anzac biscuit recipes are similar to much older recipes for rolled [...]

Tamie Fraser steals show at bridge opening on Majura Parkway

Tamie Fraser fought back tears as she discussed her late husband Malcolm Fraser’s legacy during a speech today to mark the announcement that the Majura Parkway Bridge over the Molonglo River is to be named in the ex-Prime Minister’s honour. A respected humanitarian in later life, Malcolm Fraser resigned from the Liberal Party soon after Tony [...]

Controlled burns in North Canberra

The ACT Rural Fire Service will undertake a series of small burns in North Canberra on Saturday, weather permitting. The burns, all less than 2 hectares in size, are for ecological purposes on behalf of the CSIRO. A total of seven units from Molonglo, Gungahlin and Hall Brigades will undertake the burns at the following locations: CSIRO property [...]

Police seek assistance over aggravated robbery

Police have located the vehicle involved in an aggravated robbery but are still searching for the offender. The vehicle was found on Starke Street in Holt on Friday. A man armed with a knife approached another man at about 11.45am on Thursday and demanded his vehicle. The offender is described as Caucasian in appearance, about 170cm tall, of slim build, with dark [...]

Drivers urged to take special care over long weekend

Canberrans travelling in and beyond the ACT have been asked to take special care on the roads over the long weekend. Double demerits will be in place from Friday until Monday in the ACT and NSW for a range of driving offences, including speeding, illegal use of mobile phones, not wearing a seatbelt, and riding a [...]

Police report big drop in crime

Crime reports across Canberra have dropped 10.5 per cent in the first months of 2016, according to police. Weston Creek has experienced the most dramatic reduction, down 21.8 per cent compared with the same period last year, according to ACT Policing statistics. Other areas to experience a significant drop for the January to March quarter included Tuggeranong [...]

Subsidised battery storage for 200 homes

From left, Benn Masters (SolarHub), Simon Corbell, Simon Franklin (ITP Renewables) and Ayesha Razzaq (ActewAGL) Battery storage has been made more affordable for Canberrans with three companies awarded $200,000 each to install discounted...Show More Summary

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